Archive for May, 2006

Blogging from Microsoft Office Word 2007

May 27, 2006

Right now, I am writing this post in the Beta copy of Word that I downloaded the other day. I just now got a chance to actually sit down and use the product, and I have to say so far that I like what I see. The integrated blogging feature is awesome. I have been using the add-in from Blogger for quite some time but the new way of doing things the Microsoft way seems to be a much better solution.

The only negatives that I can say about the product are the performance and learning curve. Word is slightly slower than past versions, but this is a Beta release so it should be a much speedier product when it goes gold.

I have been using Word for years and since its inception very little has changed in the way it works and now I find myself having to relearn how to do very many of the everyday tasks. In just the small amount of time that I have used it, I seem to be picking up very quickly.

Good job Microsoft.

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10% of Mexico’s population now living in the United States

May 21, 2006

Roughly 10 percent of Mexico’s population of about 107 million is now living in the United States, estimates show. About 15 percent of Mexico’s labor force is working in the United States. One in every 7 Mexican workers migrates to the United States.

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PS3 is Doomed

May 15, 2006

PS3 is doomed, thanks to Sony’s ignorant attitude. None of us had the chance to seriously evaluate PS3 and the experience it has to offer. It’s impossible without a series of titles and an official product at hand, but from where we stand, Sony’s damaging attitude is all it takes to diminish the value of PS3. Kutaragi may be right in defending PS3; after all, he can’t criticize his own product, but instead of exciting users with valuable features and winning them over so they can start “saving,” Kutaragi makes bearish statements in response to Nintendo’s announcement and Microsoft’s take on Sony. Last I heard companies were at E3 to impress media personnel, which yielded positive publicity, not make childish remarks when chances were against them.

Sony has this “we are undefeatable” attitude, and with 60 percent market share, who can blame them? But do they not understand market trends and how quickly they change?

http://www.cooltechzone.com/Departments/Featured_Story/Sony%3A_PS3_is_Doomed_200605152312/

Senate approves $70 billion tax cut

May 11, 2006

The Senate approved the $70 billion tax cut that President Bush wanted passed through congress. The plan to assure the stability of America for those who are in power is under way.

Live Anywhere

May 9, 2006

Microsoft has announced a new service coming to Xbox 360, Windows Vista, and Windows Mobile known as “Live Anywhere”.

The new online network will provide Windows Vista and Xbox 360 gamers with
a consistent experience, with one gamertag, one set of achievements, one friends
list and voice communications between all Xbox Live members. Bringing the Live
Anywhere vision to Windows means that millions of gamers worldwide can access
all the best elements of Xbox Live whether they’re playing on an Xbox 360
system, a Windows-based PC or their mobile phone.
-Bill Gates, E3 2006

From a Microsoft Press Release:

Xbox Live experiences come to Windows-based PCs. Gamers
will have the ability to jack into the vibrant Xbox Live world from their
Windows-based PCs early next year to play games with friends. Answering the call
of millions of Windows gamers for a world that is always on, the Xbox Live
experience on Windows will give gamers a consistent online game experience in
which they have one identity, one friends list, one set of achievements and
voice communications across all games on the network. These experiences will
debut on Windows with the Windows Vista™ operating system and “Shadowrun™” this
winter.

Halo 3 coming to Xbox 360

May 9, 2006

Microsoft today announced at E3 that Halo 3 will be released on the Xbox 360. Gates announced that Halo 3 would be released months ago but now its offical. The tagline is, “This is the way the world ends, finish the fight”.

Happy 60th birthday, Sony!

May 7, 2006

Its been a good 60 years from them. Lots of highs and several lows. Sony went from a no name brand to one of the most respected and powerful companies on the planet. Happy Birthday to you Sony.

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